Minnesota State Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Leadership Awards recognize faculty, staff, and administrators from around the state for their exemplary achievements in equity, innovation, and collaborative practices that promote student success. Individuals will be honored the evening of March 30, 2023, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Recipients awarded from previous ASA Leadership Award virtual ceremonies will also be recognized.
Call for Nominations
We invite nominations for awards of exemplary achievements in equity, innovation, and collaborative practices that promote student success that were implemented or developed during academic year 2021-2022.
Award categories include:
Innovative Partnering and Collaboration
Innovation in Global Education
Excellence in Equity Innovation
Innovative Student Affairs Program
Distinguished Diversity Leadership
Excellence in Curriculum Programming
Outstanding ASA Administrator
View a full list of the awards and the criteria. Any member of the college or university community, including advisory boards or committees may submit a nomination. Please submit your nominations no later than January 22, 2023.
New Organizational Structure
The Senior Vice Chancellor for ASA shared the ASA vision and mission which included the new ASA organizational structure. A part of the new organizational structure relocated the Innovation and Collaboration Department to the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for ASA.
This transition leverages innovation and collaboration across system office units and campuses to better align initiatives that connect to ASA’s key principles (Strategic Enrollment Management, Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways, and Innovation and Evolution).
New Funding Title: Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030
The new organizational structure also provides for the opportunity to refocus our funding efforts in support of Equity 2030. Funding programs previously referred to as “innovation funding” and “multi-campus collaboration” have been rebranded to Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030.
The ASA Leadership Awards event on March 30, 2023 will include the introduction to the newly redesigned Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030 funding program and showcase exhibits of previously funded exceptional innovative and collaborative projects.
More details about the event will follow in early 2023.
Learn more about the newly structured Innovation and Collaboration department.
Contact Robbie Burnett for more information.